The only time I ever saw this locomotive in operation was in Hastings while eating at Burger Chef, which was between the railroad tracks and M-43/M-37. I know the Kent Barry Eaton Connecting Railway had loan or lease of 1977 after their Alco died. Would anyone know the dates this arrangement began and ended? Was 1977 the last locomotive to pull a train on this line before it was abandoned? I'd really like to find pictures of it on the KBEC.
Was 1977 repainted from Big Chief to City of Vassar upon its return to TSBY or sometime later? I found pictures online of it getting a massive overhaul in the shop in Owosso while still in the earlier paint scheme. Lastly, I would like to know if there are any video posted anyplace or even available for purchase that has this engine in operation. Amazingly, searches for any have been unsuccessful.
Thanks in advance for information and thanks Dale for getting me back on this board!
-Les in Clarksville
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